Syfy Orders Third ‘Sharknado’, ‘Battlestar Galactica’’s Tricia Helfer To Star In ‘Ascension’

By April 30, 2014

Looks like we’ll be getting more of everyone’s favorite cheesy, horror flick! Or is it a disaster flick? Who knows…Sharknado is a definitely a breed all its own. But I digress…

The Syfy network announced today at its upfront presentation, that they have already ordered a third Sharknado movie, even before the Sharknado sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One, airs on July 30. Guess they have high hopes for the sequel’s success. And why not? According to AdWeek, the first film cost a mere $250,000 dollars and was one of the most buzzed about events of last summer.

In addition to the Sharkado news,  Syfy also announced that “Battlestar Galactica”‘s Tricia Helfer will be returning to the network, to star in their upcoming six-hour event series “Ascension.”


Helfer will play Viondra Denniger, in the series. The network described the premise of “Ascension” :

In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

Sounds promising. “Ascension” will be executive produced by “Smallville”‘s Philip Levens and is set to air in November.

What do you think of Syfy’s upcoming projects? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: And here too: She likes being followed.